Designer, quilter, textile historian and author, Darlene Zimmerman has been an integral part of the quilting industry for twelve years. Throughout this time Darlene has authored eight quilting books; still in print are Quilts to Come Home To (published by EZ Quilting), Quick Quilted Miniatures, Granny Quilts, Granny Quilt Decor, and Fat Quarter Small Quilts (published by KP Books). In September her newest book, The Quilter's Edge, will be released. She has appeared in countless quilting magazines, the T.V. show "Sew Creative," and continues to lecture and teach nationally for shops, guilds and symposiums.
Darlene is widely known for her 1930s reproduction fabrics, known as the “Granny” lines; these were collections designed over the past seven years with Chanteclaire fabrics. As a textile historian, Darlene has a large collection of vintage fabrics and quilts from which she frequently draws inspiration for her designs. Little Darlings, Clothesline Prints and Prima Cotton Solids were the first of Darlene’s collections to be producted in coordination with Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Darlene also designs tools and patterns for EZ Quilting by Wrights. Her line of tools includes: Companion Angle, Tri-Recs, Flip-n-Set, Easy Scallop, Easy Dresden, Easy Square and the new colored templates sets: Hexagon, 60 degree Triangle, 60 degree diamond, 45 degree diamond, and Petal Shapes